Expanding Access to the Arts
Bloom programs are designed with the specific intention of expanding access to the arts. 70% of Bloom programs take place out in our community, and nearly all include creative partnerships with local organizations, schools, and artists.
ARTS THROUGH SCHOOLS
Student Concerts at Strathmore
20,000+ children annually experience the wonder of live performance at Strathmore. We produce and present free concerts for every 2nd and 5th grader in Montgomery County focusing on classical music and the blues.
East County Strings
Hundreds of middle school students receive tuition-free after-school coaching from professional instrumentalists and gather for a large-scale public performance.
Latin Strings and Percussion
Middle and high school students learn Latin-American music for strings and orchestra, and get an opportunity to perform for the community.
An after-school choral program for schools without a chorus class option. Our goal is to build interest and resource to create permanent programs.
Step Up East County
Students receive after-school instruction from our artistic partner Step Afrika!. Strathmore brings students to see a professional step performance at the Music Center and produces a culminating student showcase performance.
Think Big Café
A creative, multi-disciplinary, year-long artistic adventure for fourth graders.
School Partnerships & Artist Residencies
Strathmore works with educators to create a customized slate of performances, workshops, camps, and demonstrations throughout the year–particularly at schools with a high number of free or reduced cost lunches offered.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS & PUBLIC EVENTS
Free Concerts at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
Strathmore offers monthly free performances in eastern Montgomery County throughout the spring and summer.
Classes at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
Strathmore worked in partnership with the Department of Recreation to make this new center arts friendly and now offers spring and fall classes in a variety of arts disciplines.
Arts Sessions at Montgomery County Recreation Free Summer Camps
In collaboration with the Department of Recreation and Adventist Health, Strathmore provides multi-disciplinary arts sessions as part of 7-week free summer camp which serves a total of 300 children.
Each year, over 300 community members perform alongside professional artists to celebrate culture and bring people together.
Strathmore works closely with community leaders to produce diverse performances at existing local festivals with our Bloom Pop-Up Stage.
Free Summer Concerts at Strathmore
This tradition, welcoming thousands of local residents each summer, has been running since long before the Music Center opened!
Sensory Friendly Programming
Working with national experts, Strathmore continues to increase the scope of programming for children with sensory sensitivities—including backstage tours, rehearsals, concerts, and story sessions.
Have an idea for a program or want to let us know what’s happening in your neighborhood?
Support Arts For Everyone
We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.